Legislator Deb Eddy, Issaquah representative, announces retirement

March 13, 2012

State Rep. Deb Eddy, a Kirkland Democrat representing Issaquah neighborhoods along Lake Sammamish, has announced plans to retire from the House of Representatives.

Deb Eddy

In a statement issued March 7, the former Kirkland mayor said she does not intend to run for re- election to the 48th Legislative District seat. The district is poised to lose Issaquah due to redistricting.

“When recruited, I promised to serve for six years, and I’ve fulfilled that commitment,” Eddy said in a statement. “It’s time to move on and find out what the next chapter of my life will look like.”

Washington State Redistricting Commission members shifted the 48th District elsewhere in the recent reshuffling. (Remaining Issaquah neighborhoods fall inside the 5th and 41st legislative districts.)

The realigned political maps go into effect for the November election.

In 2006, and again in 2008 and 2010, Eddy cruised to election and re-election against Republican opponents.

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Marketing Masters ascends to aerospace stratosphere

March 13, 2012

Manufacturer supplies key components for Boeing, Airbus

Jacques Gauron sets out a pile of Clip Nuts on an aircraft floor panel sample at Marketing Masters in Issaquah. By Greg Farrar

The fasteners connecting pieces in each Boeing and Airbus jetliner — a component left unseen by passengers for the most part — originate at a small Issaquah manufacturer.

The manufacturer, Marketing Masters, creates inserts and fasteners from Torlon — a substance cheaper, lighter and more resistant to corrosion than the titanium used in earlier-generation aircraft fasteners.

The fasteners hold together pieces in the behemoth Airbus A380 — the largest passenger jetliner in service — and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, a next-generation plane assembled mostly from composite materials.

Issaquah Chamber of Commerce leaders spotlighted Marketing Masters as a business innovator in the Innovation in Issaquah contest late last month.

The chamber also honored Impact Studio Pro and Lakeside Center for Autism as innovators. The carbon-neutral community zHome also received a nod as the most innovative public-private partnership.

Issaquah resident Jacques Gauron, a Liberty High School graduate, and brother Andre operate the global Marketing Masters business from a modest building in Central Issaquah. Burger King obscures the facility from the traffic along bustling state Route 900.

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Study: Most greenhouse gas emissions come from elsewhere

March 13, 2012

Officials said greenhouse gas emissions produced by goods and services from outside King County double the collective carbon footprint for the region.

The study, titled “Greenhouse Gas Emissions in King County” and released Feb. 8 by County Executive Dow Constantine, said emissions related to the production of food, goods and services from outside the county pose a challenge. Emissions from local sources increased 5 percent in King County between 2003 and 2008, but per-person emissions decreased during the same period, in part due to reduced driving and vehicles’ increased fuel efficiency.

In King County, per-person sources of greenhouse gas emissions amount to half the national average, due to clean energy sources and the types of industry in the region.

Overall, greenhouse gas emissions from producing goods and services, including materials and manufacturing, comprise more than 60 percent of all emissions related to consumption. Then, using goods and services — such as fueling a car or powering a refrigerator — represents more than 25 percent of consumption-based emissions.

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Press Editorial

March 13, 2012

Liquor service hours could get flexible

There’s a little city 15 miles west of here that wants to change state law — a change that would affect businesses in Issaquah.

Seattle wants the Washington State Liquor Control Board to approve a resolution to allow for extended liquor hours. If approved, Issaquah would be able to dictate opening and closing hours for the service of alcohol at bars, restaurants and clubs or entertainment venues.

Seattle’s goal is to extend liquor service hours, but it could choose to go the other way. Seattle’s mayor has suggested that staggered closing times could help with public safety concerns.

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Community Calendar

March 13, 2012

The Grange Supply’s 2012 Chick Days is March 16–18. To kick off Chick Days, The Grange Supply hosts a Chick Seminar at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 17 about raising chickens. Reserve a spot for the seminar by RSVPing at www.grangesupply.com, calling 392-6469 or going to the store at 145 N.E. Gilman Blvd.


Habitat for Humanity of East King County is recruiting table captains for its ninth annual Growing with Habitat Breakfast on April 18 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Habitat EKC will provide all the tools necessary to become a successful table captain. Table captains simply need to invite nine friends or colleagues to join them for the breakfast. Learn more by contacting Gena Guillen at gena@habitatekc.org or 869-6007.

LearningRx hosts an Education Expo, featuring information for parents with children from newborns to teens, from 4-9 p.m. March 15 at Skyline High School, 1122 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. Read more

Paul Klingele

March 13, 2012

Paul Klingele

Paul Klingele, of Sammamish, passed away at Providence Marianwood in Sammamish on Friday, March 9, 2012. He was 88 years old.

Paul was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Salem, Ore., the son of Louie and Winifred Klingele. He was raised in Seattle on Beacon Hill and graduated from Cleveland High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He married Esther Rose on Feb. 23, 1943, and they celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2003.

Survivors include his two daughters, Sandie Masterjohn and Cheri Jones, both of Sammamish; five grandsons; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

A committal service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012, at Tahoma National Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

Marjorie Ann Burns

March 13, 2012

Marjorie Ann Burns

Marjorie Ann Burns, of Olympia, died Feb. 28, 2012, in Olympia. She was 85.

Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 1215 145th Place S.E., Bellevue.

Marjorie was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Verona, Pa., to Harold Simpson Beers and Margaret Dorothy Eicher Beers.

Marjorie (Marge) and her husband Frank lived in Rocky River and Cleveland, Ohio, prior to moving to Bellevue in 1955. Marge moved to Olympia in 2007.

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Anthony F. ‘Tony’ Arena

March 13, 2012

Anthony Arena

Tony was born June 15, 1950, in Seattle, the third son of Frank and Billie Arena. He passed away March 2, 2012, at the University of Washington Medical Center following complications from a heart transplant.

He graduated from Issaquah High School in 1968 and the University of Washington in 1972.

Tony was known as a storyteller and a jokester who enjoyed entertaining all those around him. He loved his family, cars, and both unlimited and R/C hydroplanes. Prior to retirement, he spent many years in the grocery industry, including 25 years at Associated Grocers.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents and oldest brother Dan.

He is survived by his daughters Jessica, of New York, and Kaitlin, of San Francisco; brothers Tom and Nick (Marnel), of Renton, and Rick (Julie), of Issaquah; fiancée Lynn Anderson and her children Nikki, of Seattle, and Ryan, of Long Beach, Calif.; as well as extended family and a large circle of friends.

Glenna Nadine Garrett

March 13, 2012

Glenna Garrett, of Issaquah, loving partner to Thomas Yamada and abiding mother of Jarrah Gioconda and Moises Juarez, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2012, at Providence Marianwood.

A celebration of her life will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Faith United Methodist Church, 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road S.E.

Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, 392-6444.

Friends are invited to view photos and share memories in the families online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

Festival immerses regional students in Japanese culture

March 13, 2012

Students learn the basics of traditional Japanese drumming. By Tom Corrigan

The idea was to allow participants to immerse themselves, at least for one day, in the culture and language of Japan, Liberty High School Japanese language teacher Matthew Harvey said.

About 100 students from the Issaquah School District and other districts as well showed up March 3 for a daylong festival of Japanese culture held at Liberty.

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